Joyce Vieira, a 27-year-old Brazilian MMA fighter, is going viral after she was filmed beating up a pervert who was allegedly touching himself while she and her friend were at a photo shoot.
According to Daily Mail, Vieira and a friend were having a photo shoot on the Praia do Braga beach in Cabo Frio, Brazil, when she claims she saw 26-year-old man Josenei Viana Ferreira masturbating.
In an effort to defend herself, Vieria — a specialist in the martial arts of Muay Thai and Jiu-Jitsu — then began raining down punches on Ferreira, who has since claimed that he is innocent.
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Lutadora de MMA agride homem que se masturbava para ela 🔥👀🚫 Comente o caso! . Joyce Vieira, de 27 anos, estava participando de uma sessão de fotos em Cabo Frio, no Rio de Janeiro, quando se deparou com um homem se masturbando enquanto ela posava para fotos. Em entrevista a Folha de São Paulo, Joyce disse que tentou conversar com o assediador, que debochou: “Por quê, não gostou? Vem cá”. Com isso ela desferiu chutes e socos até que ele partisse em disparada. . 👉👉Confira a história completa em LEIAJA.COM/ESPORTES ou acesse o link no destaque "Esportes" nos Stories. . 📸Suellen Alva . #TáNoLeiaJá #Esportes #MMA #ArtesMarciais #Assedio #Masturbacao #CaboFrio #RiodeJaneiro #JoyceVieira
Speaking to local Brazilian Media, the Daily Mail reports that Vieria said: “When I looked over there he had his shorts down and was standing on a path where people pass all the time, including children. He was visibly erect, making sounds and moaning.”
After the altercation, police later arrived and arrested Ferreira for committing an “obscene act.”
Josenei Viana Ferreira, who has since claimed that he was not committing a lewd act and was merely urinating, has already been released from police custody.
Vieira also said that the “strange” experience made her feel “powerless.”
“We feel powerless. It’s very strange because he’s going to be in the same city as me, and who knows he might be in the same places,” Vieria said to Brazilian media.
“That’s why I have received an innumerable number of messages from women saying that [in similar situations] they didn’t file a report, because they know the suspects would end up being released. I think the punishment for these cases should be more severe,” she continued.
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